A eBike rider with an interest in a 4 stroke setup

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by kauaikit, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. kauaikit

    kauaikit New Member

    Hello all....I'm a five bike, eBike rider, & had a interest in a 4 stroke conversion or even seeing if anyone has developed a small bio-diesel motor conversion for a bike.

    So, how does the motorized bike compare to an ebike in reliability, noise, costs, & the "fun" meter?

    Thanks.

    Kit
    S.CA USA
     

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  2. ibdennyak

    ibdennyak Guest

    Hey Kit....welcome.

    Reliability.....probably ebike (till the batteries give out)
    noise......definitely ebike
    cost.......probably IC
    fun......hey, they are all fun

    Other than the Lohmann, I don't think anybody has come up with anything for bicycles. There are some motorcycle conversions that work though.
     
  3. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum. We have some members that burn alcohol in their 2 strokes (motocrossers did that for years). They use veggie 2 stroke oil to stay bio-friendly. Alcohol exhaust does not smell good at all.
    I haven't seen a successful diesel or biodiesel motorized bike. Diesels are heavier, vibrate more and require a very sturdy host bike frame. I'd love for my motorbike exhaust to smell like french fries.
    I have have seen a few diesel motorcycle builds. The Kawasaki KLR military version was a diesel.
    If you are determined to go biodiesel, it might be much easier to mount the engine on a pusher trailer.
     
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